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Description - SQL Hacks by Andrew Cumming

Whether you're running Access, MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle, or PostgreSQL, this book will help you push the limits of traditional SQL to squeeze data effectively from your database. It offers 100 hacks - unique tips and tools - that bring you the knowledge of experts who apply what they know in the real world to help you take full advantage of the expressive power of SQL. You'll find practical techniques to address complex data manipulation problems. Learn how to: wrangle data in the most efficient way possible; aggregate and organize your data for meaningful and accurate reporting; make the most of subqueries, joins, and unions; stay on top of the performance of your queries and the server that runs them; and, avoid common SQL security pitfalls, including the dreaded SQL injection attack. Let "SQL Hacks" serve as your toolbox for digging up and manipulating data. If you love to tinker and optimize, SQL is the perfect technology and "SQL Hacks" is the must-have book for you.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780596527990
ISBN-10: 0596527993
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 410
Imprint: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publish Date: 28-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Andrew Cumming

Andrew Cumming is the Zoo Keeper at He keeps a collection of tame SQL engines and presents these to the public. He cares for these beasts, protecting them from the abuse inflicted by SQL learners, and protecting SQL learners from the injuries that the wild engines can inflict. But mostly he shovels manure out the cages and hoses them down every now and then. Andrew also teaches at Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Dr. Gordon Russell is a Computing lecturer in Napier University, Scotland. He teaches databases, Linux, and networking. He also builds educational websites, concentrating on technology-driven online learning environments. These include, whose claim-to-fame is its automatic checking of SQL assessments, and, which offers online users root free access to Linux servers. But without database technology to support these sites, even he would be lost.